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Press Release: Canadian Canoe Museum Receives $10 Million For New Building

On April 1, 2019,The Honorable Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism announced that the Canadian Canoe Museum would be receiving $10 Million in funding towards their new building in Peterborough. The location for the new facility will be at the Peterborough Lift Lock...

Visionary Design Announced for Canadian Canoe Museum

-- The following is a press release from the Canadian Canoe Museum --   Members of the Architect...

What’s In the Canadian Canoe Museum

1. “It’s astonishing just how sophisticated these kayak designs are,” says Canadian Canoe Museum curator Jeremy Ward, gesturing to...

The Canadian Canoe Museum

This feature article originally appeared in Canoeroots and Family Camping magazine. “We like to do a bit of a test whenever...

Behind the Scenes at the Canadian Canoe Museum

The Canoeroots magazine crew headed down to Peterborough, Ontario for a unique, behind-the-scenes tour of the Canadian Canoe Museum....


The Canadian Canoe Museum is a unique national heritage centre that explores the canoe's enduring significance to the peoples of Canada, through an exceptional collection of canoes, kayaks and paddled watercraft. We're an engaging, family-friendly museum with more than 100 canoes and kayaks on display. Visitors will enjoy interactive, hands-on galleries, a scavenger hunt, model canoe building and puppet theatre for children. Through inclusive, memorable and engaging exhibits and programs we share the art, culture, heritage and spirit of paddled watercraft with our communities.

Founded on a collection of the late Professor Kirk Wipper, and established in Peterborough, Ontario, in 1997, the museum's holdings now number more than 600 canoes, kayaks and paddled watercraft. Together they span the country from coast to coast to coast and represent many of the major watercraft traditions of Canada.